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Donald Trump can’t defeat Islamic State

Islam and the west must form an alliance instead

By Liam Byrne  

President-Elect Donald Trump ©Carolyn Kaster/AP/Press Association Images

High in the hills between Jerusalem and Bethlehem, someone has scrawled an old piece of wisdom on the concrete barriers that slice across the former border: “all walls fall.”

One can but hope. With Donald Trump now heading for the White House, the signs are not good. Trump himself declared during the campaign “I think Islam hates us.” His choice for National Security Advisor, Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, is notorious for his anti-Islamic tirades—he once…

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